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Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area

Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Family-friendly Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area offers scenic valley views, birdwatching, walking and a playground, in Leura, near Blue Mountain National Park.

Type
Lookouts
Where
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Gordon Falls picnic area is managed by Blue Mountains City Council and is located outside Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout is within the national park.
  • For more information visit the council's visitor centres at Echo Point, Katoomba or on Great Western Highway at Glenbrook.
  • For council reserve and walking track closures visit the council website. Please report any incidents or issues at the picnic area to the council.

Gordon Falls lookout and picnic area is a popular spot for a family day-trip, offering sweeping views, excellent birdwatching, a playground for the kids, and bushwalks into the national park.

From the lookout, the waterfall plunges over a 200m drop. Gaze across to the impressive views of Mount Solitary and Kings Tableland. While taking in the magnificent panorama, look to the skies for peregrine falcons, circling high on valley thermals. Closer to ground, lyrebirds are often seen foraging in the forest litter.

Grab the camera for some family snaps to add to the photo album, before enjoying a relaxing picnic. If you’re keen to stretch your legs, there’s no shortage of walks including Lyrebird Dell - Pool of Siloam. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Escarpement views along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Steve Alton/OEH